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Research Article

Central Sensitization and Perceived Indoor Climate among Workers with Chronic Upper-Limb Pain: Cross-Sectional Study

Table 3

The relationship between average indoor climate complaints (dependent variable) and chronic pain (model 1) and pressure pain threshold (PPT) of tibialis anterior (model 2). We found no significant influence of job function, age, or smoking habits on indoor climate complaints for both models.

Dependent variable: number of indoor climate symptoms
Model 1Model 2
LS mean95% CI value (-value)LS mean95% CI value (-value)

Status0.0163 (6.05)
 Chronic pain1.81.3–2.3
 Pain-free0.90.4–1.5
Job position0.5567 (0.59)0.9613 (0.04)
 Meat cutter1.30.9–1.71.41.0–1.8
 Meat packer1.10.4–1.71.40.7–2.0
 Slaughterer1.60.7–2.71.50.5–2.6
Smoking0.9275 (0.01)0.6404 (0.22)
 Yes1.30.7–2.01.50.9–2.2
 No1.40.9–1.81.40.9–1.8
PPT tibialis anterior0.0190 (3.54)
 Very low2.41.6–3.1
 Low0.90.1–1.7
 Moderate1.20.5–1.9
 High1.30.7–2.0

Significantly associated to average indoor climate complaints ().